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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, Brandy performs at the 2015 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.Platinum-selling R&B singers Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton and Kem celebrated Mother’s Day two days early, Friday, May 12, 2017, at a concert in front of feverish fans in Brooklyn. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2017 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum-selling R&B singers Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton and Kem celebrated Mother's Day two days early at a concert in front of feverish fans in Brooklyn. The second annual SJ Presents Mother's Day Good Music Festival took place at the Barclays Center, which also included...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he stands with Liberty University president, Jerry Falwell Jr., right, during commencement ceremonies at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 13, 2017 - 11:32 am
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Delivering his first commencement address, President Donald Trump on Saturday urged graduates of a Christian university to follow their convictions but to also be willing to stand up to criticism from others who don't have the courage to do what is right. Trump kept to an...
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Liberty University graduates carry banners as they march into the stadium at the start of commencement ceremonies at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 13, 2017 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For his first commencement address as president, Donald Trump has picked Liberty University, the Christian school whose leader was among Trump's earliest and most vocal supporters. Trump's remarks Saturday on the Lynchburg, Virginia, campus will mark his first extended public...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump, in an apparent warning to his fired FBI director, said Friday, May 12, 2017, that James Comey had better hope there are no "tapes" of their conversations. Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times that he wasn't under FBI investigation. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 13, 2017 - 2:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is delivering his first commencement address at Liberty University, the Christian school whose leader was among Trump's earliest and most vocal supporters. Trump's remarks Saturday on the Lynchburg, Virginia, campus will mark his first extended public...
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FILE - This Nov. 2, 2016 file photo shows Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Just in time for Mother’s Day, country singer Rhett and his wife posted pictures of their adopted daughter Willa Gray Akins on social media on Friday, May 12, 2017. The couple, whose last name is Akins, announced earlier this year they were adopting a child from Africa and that Lauren was also pregnant. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 6:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just in time for Mother's Day, country singer Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins posted pictures of their adopted daughter Willa Gray Akins on social media on Friday. The couple, whose last name is Akins, announced earlier this year they were adopting a child from Africa...
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Actor Will Ferrell addresses the University of Southern California's Class of 2017 at USC's 134th commencement ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
May 12, 2017 - 4:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's been a race-car driver, a Santa's elf, a TV anchorman and now that he leaves the University of Southern California with an honorary doctorate in hand, Will Ferrell told fellow graduates Friday that he's ready to deliver a baby on an airliner. "Hopefully it will be on United...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivers a commencement address to graduates at Bethune-Cookman University, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 10, 2017 - 10:14 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drawing shouts of "Liar!" and "Just go," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos powered through her commencement address Wednesday at a historically black university, even as many of the graduating students turned their backs to her in protest. "Let's choose to hear one another...
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U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reacts as she speaks to the crowd at the ASU + GSV Summit at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. DeVos is reiterating her push for school choice during an annual education technology conference, comparing the issue to being able to switch between phone service providers. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 2:15 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Many of the graduating students turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and boos nearly drowned out her commencement speech Wednesday at Bethune-Cookman University. DeVos carried on with her keynote address to the historically black university, praising its...
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May 09, 2017 - 8:21 am
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school student who hopes to become a funeral director has surprised her classmates by arriving at her prom in an open prop coffin . Megan Flaherty says she mainly wanted to have fun while attending Pennsauken High School's junior prom Saturday. The 17-year-...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2017, file photo, the Marchesa bridal collection is presented during bridal fashion week in New York. The recent round of spring 2018 bridal shows pointed to a turn back to tradition, sometimes with modern twists, along with plenty of options in silhouettes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 08, 2017 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The recent round of spring 2018 bridal shows pointed to a turn back to tradition, sometimes with modern twists, along with plenty of options in silhouettes. Black accents were plentiful and jewelry seemed to be mostly about the neck. Formal gloves were back and statement shoes went...
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